Coin collecting is a hobby that spans generations. It’s also a great way to learn about world history and geography, as well as different cultures around the world. But one question always comes up when collectors discuss their hobby: what’s the best way to store my coins? The answer is an album! Coin albums offer a safe and beautiful way to store your collection. Check out this blog post for everything you need to know about coin albums, how to create one, and how to get started on your own!
Why you need a coin album
Coin albums are a great way to store your collection. They provide a safe and attractive way of displaying your coins. And they’re easy to create!
How to create the album
To create your album, all you need is a few simple supplies.
– Scrapbook paper and a hole punch
– Paper clips, metal rings, or binder clips
– A pair of scissors
– A hole puncher
– Wire cutters (optional)
Once you have those materials on hand, start by folding the scrapbook paper the way that it naturally folds. This will give you a good idea on how big to make your album. Give yourself about an inch of extra space from the edges of the pages when deciding if your album is big enough. You can then measure and subtract an inch for your spine width. Cut 3/4ths of the way down your page with a pair of scissors or wire cutters. This will allow for about three to four sheets per page in the center of your book. Lastly, fold over the top edge and use glue to hold it in place before clipping it together with paperclips or metal rings. Now that you know how to create the album, it’s time to fill it up! A great way to start is by picking out pieces from a collection set like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Worlds-best-collection-of-worlds-most-valuable-coins/132580189299?hash=item1e5b5ee5b9:g:oV0AAOSwzZ
What’s the best type of album?
There are two main types of coin albums: hard cover and soft cover. Hard cover albums are the safer option because they provide more protection for your coins. Soft cover albums, on the other hand, offer more flexibility in terms of design and size.
The type of album you decide on will depend on your collection. If you have a small collection that is not valuable, a soft-cover album may be the better option because it will cost less. But if your collection is large or valuable, go with a hard-cover album to protect it from damage.
Choosing your materials
First and foremost, you’ll need to choose your materials. You can buy albums from a store or make your own, but it’s always best to start with quality materials. This blog will cover the steps for creating your own album at home.
-Cardboard paper (you can find at any arts and crafts store)
-An old book large enough to cover the cardboard paper (old textbooks work great)
-A hole punch
-A ruler or straight edge
-Vinyl (I used vinyl leftover from other projects)
-Tape measure or yardstick (optional)
Designing and customizing your album
Designing and customizing your album is the first step in creating a coin album. There are some important things to consider when designing an album.
-Decide on the number of coins you want to keep in the album.
-Choose a theme for your pages, like animals from around the world or U.S. presidents.
-Select your materials–cardstock, paper, scrapbook stickers, etc.–to make your background and embellishments.
-Decide on a color scheme for your design before you start decorating so that it’s cohesive throughout your album!
If you’re a coin collector, you know that keeping your collection in one place is important. With a little time and effort, you can create your own coin album in the style of your choosing.
Using the steps outlined in this DIY guide, you can create a custom coin album that will be perfect for your coins, easy to care for and an attractive addition to your home.